Our Club history

Saturday afternoon at the hockey at Sutho

Sutherland District Hockey Club was formed in 1965 as Sutherland District Men’s Hockey Club. It expanded significantly from 1980 after senior and junior women players became part of our club.

Based at Hockey Park, Sylvania, our facilities include a substantial clubhouse and our latest new synthetic playing surface installed in 2019 at a cost of $360,000. They are among the best in Sydney.

Sutho is one of the largest hockey clubs in Sydney. Our senior men’s (including Masters), women’s and junior boys and girls mixed teams contest competitions across the city. Being the largest junior club in Sydney and NSW, we offer an extensive junior hockey program overseen by experienced coaches. This includes Minkey hockey (ages 5 to 9).

Our entirely volunteer-managed club prides itself on promoting, growing and developing hockey. A big part of this is our successful modified summer competition which runs each year in Term 4. It involves over 500 kids from local primary and high schools in the Sutherland Shire and St George regions. Our summer schools comp has been running since 1983.

Sutho also supports the valuable contributions of coaches, managers and umpires, without whom the game doesn’t happen.

Above all, our club values our players taking part in our great game at the highest levels of sportsmanship.

Over the years our men’s, women’s and junior teams have had great success winning numerous premierships. Our Club is proud of its long list of players who have represented NSW and Australia.

Like to play or help out at Sutho? Contact: secretary@sutho.com.au

Sutherland players who have represented Australia include:

Dennis Lisk, Peter Huk, Des King, Garry Jennison, Peter Shea, Michael York, Adam Commens, Kieran Govers, Luke Noblett, Jack Hayes and Kate Hollywood.


Sutherland’s latest synthetic pitch, this Polytan Olympic standard field, was opened in 2019.